Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Taylor’s strike enough to earn side share of spoils

ROTHERFIELD UNITED slipped to a 2-1 Senior Division defeat against THEALE at Bishopswood.

ROTHERFIELD UNITED slipped to a 2-1 Senior Division defeat against THEALE at Bishopswood.

Rotherfield had the better of the opening stages and could have taken the lead when Kieran Chard was pulled down in the box, but Darren Ritchie passed the ball wide of the post from the spot.

Theale took the lead against the run of play after a defensive mistake let their striker in.

The second half was end to end with Rotherfield going close from a couple of set pieces.

However, Theale scored their second of the match, catching Rotherfield on the break as they pushed forward for an equaliser.

Rotherfield pulled one back as Omar Coffie dispossessed the Theale centre back and ran though on goal sliding in to get the ball past the Theale keeper.

GORING UNITED picked up a well-earned point in their 2-2 away draw at promotion-chasing REME ARBORFIELD in the Premier Division.

Jonathan Day put the visitors ahead after just five minutes before the hosts equalised midway through the half.

Arborfield took the lead after 37 minutes but Goring hit back immediately with Jonathan Nicholas equalising a minute later.

Division 1 basement side WOODCOTE/STOKE ROW RESERVES picked up their fifth point of the season as they held league leaders SONNING to a 1-1 draw.

After an even first 45 minutes, half-time substitute Andy Taylor put the hosts ahead with his first touch of the game after 46 minutes.

Sonning’s equaliser came after 70 minutes when a clearance from Quentin Ham struck Jason Parker and fell in the path of Sonning striker Kevin Blake who gave keeper Kyle Marshall no chance from close range.

GORING UNITED RESERVES picked up all three Division 2 points as they beat basement side HURST RESERVES 3-2 at Upper Red Cross Road.

Jonathan Williams put the hosts ahead after 20 minutes before John Helas doubled the score 15 minutes later.

Helas netted his second of the game on the hour mark before Hurst hit back with two goals in 60 seconds after 65 minutes.

Despite the double strike by the visitors, Goring held on to secure all three points.

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